It’s summer and time to relax. Now is definitely not the time for serious, pressure-inducing books such as Why Aren’t You Wealthier or Exploring the Theory of Achieving Inner Awesomeness*. Now is the time to get lost in other worlds and to escape for a while. Now is a good time to read fiction.
I decided to go straight to our own experts for fiction recommendations: library staff at the University of Washington!
UW Tacoma Libraries, take it away:
- Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy (an excellent collection of short stories)
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
- Problems with People by David Guterson
- Atlas Shrugged and We Are Living by Ayn Rand
Now it’s your turn, UW Seattle:
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
I hope you’ll choose one (or more!) of these good books and take part in a classic summer pastime: leisure time with a captivating read.
Special thanks to Whole U Ambassadors Anna Salyer and Heidi Nance, and their well-read library colleagues.
*okay, not real book titles
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